Denzel Washington and the Bible

In 1990, Denzel Washington won the Oscar for his role in “Glory,” playing an escaped slave who enlists in an infantry regiment engaging Confederates in the bloodiest battle of the Civil War at Antietam.

The role won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he was the second African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

In a 2012 Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine interview, Denzel Washington was asked what code he lived by. His answer?

“I read from the Bible every day”

The article went on to say that over the years, Washington has been outspoken about his faith in referring to the importance of that faith—not just in his personal life, but in his career as well.

He said, “I mean, that’s why I’m here. That’s what I’ve been blessed to do.”

Engage with Bible—this book of all books!

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